Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States among men and women, and is expected to cause about 50,830 deaths during 2013. However, colon cancer is often highly treatable. If it’s found and treated early, while it’s small and before it has spread, the 5-year survival rate is about 90%. But because many people are not getting tested, only about 4 out of 10 are diagnosed at this early stage when treatment is most likely to be successful.
This infographic focuses on the benefits of catching colon cancer early, identifying the people at greatest risk for developing colon cancer, and the steps you can take to detect colon cancer early or even prevent it altogether.